Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Curbs shall be sloped towards the road with a maximum

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Unformatted text preview: rooms A, B, C 22 X 22 With or without arrows A, B, C, D, E 30 X 30 For exterior use A, B, C, D, E 60 x 60 For exterior use F 20 x 60 For exterior use 6.4 Should a sign protrude into a walkway or route, a minimum headroom of 2.00 meters should be provided; See Fig. 6.5 Signs on walls and doors should be located at a maximum height of 1.60 meters and a minimum height of 1.40 meters; 6.6 Signages labeling public rooms and places should have raised symbols, letters or numbers with a minimum height of 1 mm; Braille symbols should be included in signs indicating public places and safety routes; 6.7 Text on signboards shall be of a dimension that people with less than normal visual acuity can rad at a certain distance. 7. CROSSINGS 7.1 In order to reduce the exposure time to vehicular traffic, all at grade crossing should; 7.1.1 be as perpendicular as possible to the carriageway; 7.1.2 be located at the narrowest, most convenient part of the carriageway; 7.1.3 have central refuges of at least 1.50 m in depth and preferably 2.00 m, provided as a mid-crossing shelter, where the width of carriageway to be crossed exceeds 10.00 m; 7.2 All crossings should be located close if not contiguous with the normal pedestrian desire line; 7.3 Provide tactile blocks in the immediate vicinity of crossings as an aid to the blind; the tactile surface should be high enough to be felt by the sole of the shoe but low enough so as not to cause pedestrians to trip or to effect the mobility of wheelchair users; NOTE: tactile strips formed from brushed or grooved concrete have not proved successful as they do not provide sufficient distinction from the normal footway surgace and therefore should not be used; 7.4 Light controlled crossings with pedestrian phases and audible signals are most most beneficial to the disabled; they should be provided wherever possible; 7.5 The audible signals used for crossings should be easily distinguishable from other sounds in the environment to prevent confusion to the blind; a prolonged sound could serve as warning signal that the crossing time is about to end. 7.6 Sufficient time should be allowed for the slower persons negotiating a crossing; a walking speed of 0.90 m/sec. rather than 1.20 m/sec should be considered; a minimum crossing period of 6.0 seconds or the crossing distance time the crossing speed (0.90 m.sec), whichever is greater; B. PARKING 1. PARKING AREAS 1.1 Parking spaces for the disabled should allow enough space for a person to transfer to a wheelchair from a vehicle; 1.2 Accessible parking spaces should be located as close as possible to building entrances or to accessible entrances; 1.3 Whenever and wherever possible, accessible parking spaces should be perpendicular or at an angle to the road or circulation aisles; 1.4 Accessible parking slots should have a minimum width of 3.70 m.; 1.5 A walkway from accessible spaces of 1.20 m. clear width shall be provided between the front ends of parked cars; 1.6 Provide dropped curbs or...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.

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